Cider Riot Opening New Production Facility and Tasting Room

Portland nano-cidery Cider Riot is moving out of founder Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s backyard garage to a new building at 807 NE Couch St, just a block away from Burnside Brewing Co. Founded in February 2014, Cider Riot has done a remarkable job getting its ciders into local breweries and bottleshops in the region from its tiny production space off of 60th and E Burnside.

The new building is 7,300 square feet and will have 30bbl tanks from local Metalcraft Fabrication and a public tasting room. Cider Riot has been gearing up for this for a while, trying to find a space, bringing on a professional brewer to help, and signing distribution with Maletis Beverage.

2016 looks to be a big year for Cider Riot. The company plans to soft open the new space in time for the national CiderCon in Portland on February 5th (nearly 2 years to the day that Cider Riot first debuted) with live music by cider-themed band Skimmity Hitchers.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: